Making the Bedroom Safe for Aging Parents

What You Can Do

Bedroom Safety

  • Keep water by the bed to decrease getting up at night.

  • Consider moving the bed closer to the bathroom or use a bedside toilet chair at night for safety.

  • Use an extra sheet and/or pad on bedding to decrease the need to change sheets if/when accidents occur.

  • Encourage the use of disposable briefs or pads at night. (Do not call them diapers.)